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Estimating the number of regular and dependent methamphetamine users in australia, 2002-2014

Degenhardt, Louisa; Larney, Sarah; Chan, Gary; Dobbins, Timothy; Weier, Megan; Roxburgh, Amanda; Hall, Wayne; McKetin, Rebecca


Objective: To estimate the number of regular and dependent methamphetamine users in Australia. Design: Indirect prevalence estimates were made for each year from 2002e03 to 2013e14. We applied multiplier methods to data on treatment episodes for amphetamines (eg, counselling, rehabilitation, detoxification) and amphetamine-related hospitalisations to estimate the numbers of regular (at least monthly) and dependent ethamphetamine users for each year. Dependent users comprised a subgroup of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Journal of Australia
DOI: 10.5694/mja15.00671


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